A Song For Muriel, by Carolyn Kizer

no one explains me because
there is nothing to explain
it's all right here
very clear.
O for my reputation's sake
to be difficult, and opaque.

no one explains me, because
though myopic, I see plain
I just put it down
with a leer and a frown...
why does it make you sweat?
is this the thanks I get?

no one explains me because
there are tears in my bawdy song
once I am dead
something will be said.
how nice I won't be here
to see how they get it wrong.

- Carolyn Kizer